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Any BMW drivers out there?

When the E53 BMW X5 was first launched back in 2000, enthusiasts cried foul. They didn’t want to share their cherished blue roundel with a vehicle that would be relegated doing the school run and shopping excursions. Nevertheless, a new generation of buyers found the first generation BMW X5 to be the ideal blend of driving pleasure and practicality. By 2014, over 1.3 million copies of BMW’s midsize luxury SUV had been sold worldwide.

 

Calling all Hybrid owners!

Do you own a Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid or PHEV?

Well, if you own either of these then it was probably for two reasons – to save money, or to help the environement. With the innovative chaps over at K&N, there is yet another way to do both. As we already know, K&N air filters exceed the lifespan of the standard OEM paper filter by as much as 30 times. But why is that important? Well, have a look below where we will outline what you have to gain from using one of their great products.

Yamaha owner?

Good things come in threes. The Yamaha YXZ1000R’s sport-tuned three-cylinder engine is redefining what it takes to be on the cutting edge of UTV motor design. The 998cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline triple produces about 112 HP. One of the great things about this engine is that it responds very well to performance modifications.

Well, good things come in threes with K&N, too. The K&N YA-0116 direct replacement air filter embodies the big three in the filtration world – performance, protection, and convenience.

 

Having problems following a filter change?

Fitting a Mahle filter is a simple and straight forward process, that should give instant benefits to your engine upon completion. However, human error can sometimes cause some issues during the installation process. Even the most dedicated and experienced mechanic or DIY handy man can make mistakes from time to time! Today, we will be looking at the correct fitment of Mahle KX229D fuel filter as an example, and how a few simple steps can ensure that your fuel filter is properly in place.

Ignition troubleshooting, with our friends at Denso

In today’s low emission and high-efficiency engines, the key to effective combustion is a consistent, high-energy ignition output. The high voltage required for ignition is provided by the Ignition Coil – a type of transformer that features primary and secondary coils of wire wrapped in layers around an iron core. The role of the Ignition Coil is to transform the low voltage in a car’s battery into the thousands of volts which are used by the Spark Plug to generate sparking. These sparks ignite the air-fuel mixture inside the combustion chamber.

Today, DENSO explains the key to effective combustion and how to accurately diagnose faults in ignition system.

DENSO’s Lambda Sensors – unparalleled innovation since the 1970s

Since the company first started producing Lambda Sensors in the 1970s, DENSO’s continual innovation has helped drive engine efficiency to achieve better MPG and lower emissions, while delivering long-lasting quality to customers.

Opies are proud to stock a huge range of quality Denso Lambda Sensors that cover a massive array of vehicles, so thought you guys may be interested in a quick insight into how Denso have been at the forefront of developing this technology.

Mahle filters – the importance of correct installation

Hi all

As a supplier of Mahle filters, it is our responsibility to let those of you that purchase them aware of the correct methods of installation, and any potential issues that may arise from incorrect installation.

One such filter that has caused some issues recently is the Mahle OX388D. This filter is designed to fit 1.6 and 2.0 TDI engines, primarily diesel engines from the VW group. Problems that arise from incorrect installation can include the oil filter housing leaking in the engine. Not good! This can occur if excessive torque is applied to the housing cover.

The instructions below are to show you that with the correct tools and taking the time to make sure everything is fitted correctly, then you will have nothing to fear!